Monday, April 21, 2008

The signs of Spring...

I can't believe it but I think that Spring has finally arrived in Colorado. I am sure we will still have a day or two of snow sneak in before summer but we sure are enjoying the sunshine!! Here are a few of the things we have done outside in the last week or so... Jake loves spending every second he can with his Dad! He thought it was pretty cool to help Dad fertilize the lawn.



On Friday the kids didn't have school so we headed out to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo with some friends. It was a gorgeous day and we had such a blast!! I wish we had a picture of the Gorillas! They were hillarious! At one point, the kids were standing at the glass egging the dad gorilla on by pounding on their chests. He was acting like he was ignoring them and just basking in the sun. Slowly he walks over to the glass (the kids are still pounding on their chests) stands up as tall as he can beats on his chest and then takes his forearm and pounds on the glass. The kids screamed in fear and about fell over in suprise! The moms had a great laugh!! When he was done showing us who was boss he walked back over to his rock and layed down basking in the sun again. That was the hardest I have laughed in awhile!



Saturday was another gorgeous day so we spent some time at the park with a picnic! It was a little windy (okay, a lot windy) but we still had a great time!


This is Kent's version of giving Abbie a ride on the swings. Ouch!!

7 comments:

Nan Campbell said...

It is so good to see Jakey out of the bandages.He looks happy too. So jealous of your warm weather...it is hailing in Sherwood right now!!

Berly said...

I am so ready for spring. Thank goodness the weather was nice while your girls were out of school.

jenn and flay said...

That gorilla story is hilarious. I would have loved to see the kids reactions.

Robin said...

Such a great post! Lovely pictures! I kinda have a little crush on Jake.

Pabst Family said...

I am so jealous! IT snowed here in Utah yesterday! I can just imagine the terror in the girls faces. That story made me crack up and I wasnt even there. I miss you guys so much.

Jodi-SugarPlumStitches.com said...

OH!!!! Jakey! Look at you HANG ON TO THOSE SWIG CHAINS!!! Yea!!! So happy to see that! with NO bandages! Yippi for YOU!
We love you guys so much! and miss ya even more!
xoxoxo
Aunt Jo-Jo

Steve & Paula Leishman said...

I'm so glad I was part of the gorilla episode. I will never forget it as long as I live!! thanks for a great day at the zoo!